Knight Transportation, FedEx name new CEOs

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Updated Nov 10, 2014

FedEx_GroundKnight Transportation (No. 26 in the CCJ Top 250) announced Nov. 5 that Kevin Knight is stepping down as the company’s Chief Executive Officer and will be replaced by David A. Jackson, the company’s current president.

Knight will remain the chairman of the board and a full-time executive officer, and Jackson will retain his title of president. Knight’s focus will be on “strategic growth, capital allocation and leadership development,” the company says.

Jackson has been with the company since 2000. He’s been president since Feburary 2011 and served as Chief Financial Officer from 2004 to 2012.

Knight was the company’s chairman since 1999 and its CEO from 1993 to today.


FedEx Freight (No. 2) also announced Nov. 5 a change at the top, announcing its President and CEO William J. Logue will be retiring effective Dec. 31, 2014, due to health reasons.

He has headed FedEx Freight since 2010.

Michael L. Ducker, who’s been with the company 40 years, will succeed Logue as president and CEO. He’ll assume the position Jan. 1, 2015, from his current role as Chief Operating Officer.